Back when I blogged at LiveJournal, I never had an idea which posts were popular, aside from the volume of comments. Which is not a particularly reliable measure, I’m thinking. One of the things WordPress offers is a stat page. I try to ignore it, because my goal is to blog for myself first, with any online interaction being a bonus. But sometimes, the little ticker at the top of the page goes crazy, and it’s usually over posts that I never imagined would gather much interest.
My off-hand criticism of what I perceived to be Groupon’s sloppy Father’s Day had a huge amount of traffic the day I posted it, the highest traffic I’ve ever had. For a short post that I spent maybe two minutes composing.
And lately, somewhat oddly, my post on the erotic graphic novel, Black Wade: The Wild Side of Love, has gotten a fair amount of traffic, coming up on a search either for the title or for variations of erotic graphic novel.
I spent some time and thought on those last two posts, but they are by far not the most thoughtful posts I’ve ever written, nor are they what I would select if someone asked me for either my favorite post or the “best” post I’ve ever written.